Now that the parks are closed and a lot of us are self-isolating at home, we have been sharing videos of long lost attractions at Walt Disney World.
For part 4 in our series we are heading over to the Magic Kingdom.
First up is Delta Dreamflight
This attraction was located where Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin is today. It closed in 1998.
Take a look at this video from ResortTV1:
If You Had Wings
Prior to being Dreamflight by Delta it was another airline based attraction called If You Had Wings by Eastern Airlines. It was opened in 1972 and closed in 1987.
This one was harder to find videos of, but there is one I found on Eppadon on YouTube:
If You Could Fly
Before it became Delta Dream Flight, the ride was again changed from 1986 until 1988 to If You Could Fly, but it’s basically the same thing. They just took out the Eastern Airlines references and changed the music.
Here’s a video by Dinsdalap on YouTube:
Skyway to Tomorrowland
Before the Skyliner there was the Skyway to Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom. It was an opening day attraction that was later removed in 1999.
Here’s a video on YouTube by asdTubeU. We can also see that terrible 25th Anniversary Birthday Cake overlay they put on Cinderella Castle.
Mission To Mars
Back when Walt Disney World opened they had an attraction called “Mission to the Moon” but it was later changed to be the better known, Mission To Mars attraction in 1975 and it stayed that way until it closed in 1993.
Here’s a Pre-show video from Widen Your World, on YouTube:
Here’s another video by Tim McCall that shows us the attraction:
Todd West also did a recreation video that gives us a good idea of what attraction was like:
ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter
After Mission to Mars ended it became Alien Encounter. It officially opened in 1995 and ran until 2003. This was the last attraction there before it became Stitch’s Great Escape.
Here’s a video from MouseSteps / JWL Media. Nothing comes close to experiencing this one though. It was freaky!
There you have it. A look at some of the extinct attractions at Walt Disney World.